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David McKay

Barrels in Winter
75 x 60
Oil on Canvas
Morning Walk
12.7 x 15.2
Acrylic on Canvas
Frost and Snow
63 x 22
Oil on Canvas
Artist Biography

David McKay (b.1945 Fredericton, Canada)

Born in Barkers Point on the Naskwaak River, David McKay has lived in New Brunswick all his life and he rarely travels. He attended local schools, graduating from the Fredericton High School in 1964, and the Saint John Institute of Technology in 1967, (diploma in Structural Technology). His first exhibition was in 1971 and was such a success that he gave up his job as a structural engineering technician to pursue art professionally. That he was entirely self-trained was an added measure of the artist's potential.

1982 – 1983 Commissions by NBTel (now Aliant) for their collection. Paintings reproduced for provincial telephone book cover, NBTel, Saint John, NB.
1985 Painting selected as gift for Prince Andrew, Province of New Brunswick
2002 – 2003 "Spirited Artists" nationally televised documentary and half hour radio documentary, Bravo and CBC Radio Canada.
1984 – 2004 Paintings chosen for covers of various books: David Creelman's Setting in the East, David Adams Richards' For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down, Canadian Media Contacts 2001 directory, Canadian Medical Association Journal, David Watmough's Fury.
2005 Elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).

Permanent Collections
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, N.B.
Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.
Esso Resource Center, Calgary, Alberta
The New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, N.B.
Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B.
University of New Brunswick, Saint John, N.B.
Royal Bank Building, Ottawa, Ontario
City Hall, Saint John, N.B.
Assumption Mutual Life, Moncton, N.B.
Central and Eastern Trust, Moncton, N.B.
Pagurian Press Ltd, Toronto, Ontario
Universite de Moncton, Moncton, N.B.
The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B.
Le Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, Fredericton, N.B.
N.B. Telephone Company Ltd., Saint John, N.B.
Irving Oil Limited, Saint John, N.B.
Bank of Nova Scotia, King's Place, Fredericton, N.B.
McCain Foods Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

Major Exhibition

1976 Group Exhibition of New Brunswick artists, Montreal Olympics
1976 "Atlantic Coast" internationally touring exhibit, organized by the National Gallery, Ottawa and Mount Saint Vincent University, NS
1992 "Works in Progress", Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
1993 "I Paint in Egg Tempera" touring solo exhibition, Various galleries in Maritime Provinces
1993 "Changing Light", Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
1994 "David McKay: Egg Tempera", Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery, Florenceville, NB
2002 Canada Media Marketplace, New York, NY
2002 "Atlantic Canadian Artists", Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
2002 "Light from the River", Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB
2006 "Eastern Light" new egg tempera paintings, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB

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